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Readership: Students and scholars of medieval history and archaeology; those interested in landscape history and geography
Stephen Rippon, Reader in Landscape Archaeology, University of Exeter
"Essential reading for all of those engaged in studying the development of the early medieval landscape." - Norfolk Archaeology
"brings together much new information and Rippon is to be congratulated for assembling it, very often from less accessible sources ... Certainly his interpretations of some of the data will excite discussion. One can only hope for more similar studies." - Edward Martin, Medieval Archaeology
1: Introduction: Beyond Villages and Open Fields
2: At the Margins of the Champion Countryside: The Emergence of Villages and Common Fields in Somerset
3: Abbots, Bishops, Thegns or Communities: who was Responsible for Somerset's Champion Countryside?
4: Across the Watershed: The Development of Landscapes Characterized by Dispersed Settlement in the South West
5: Champion and Woodland? Landscape Evolution Beyond the 'Central Province' in Greater East Anglia
6: Marching On? The Development of Villages and Open Fields in South Wales